New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns will face each other on Sunday afternoon in the NFL 2021 Week 10. The hosts entered a winning streak, and they want to continue that run. The away side has also been successful lately, and they look forward to keeping up where they left off.
New England improved its form and celebrated on the previous three occasions. That streak got them back in the playoffs spot race, and the home side wants to continue in the same fashion. On the other hand, Cleveland is also a candidate for the post-season spot, and they have been in good momentum lately. The visitors want to build up on their latest match, where they were excellent.
New England Patriots – Will their winning streak continue?
After a slow start to the new season when their form was pretty unstable, the Patriots finally entered a winning streak. They booked three straight victories to improve to a 5-4 record and a second place in the AFC East. The Pats are now only one win behind the Bills, but their rivals have a game in hand. New England goes to this match after beating the Panthers on the road, where they put on a very good defensive display. Mac Jones passed for 139 yards on 12-18, with a touchdown and an interception, while the Pats defense allowed only 240 yards to their opponents.
The rookie QB has thrown for 2,135 yards this season, with ten TDs, seven interceptions, and 68% of passes completed. Kendrick Bourne and Jakobi Meyers lead the receiving corps, combining 856 yards and a pair of scores. Damien Harris has been the most dominant in the ground game for the Patriots, as he generated 547 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. On the other hand, New England has been pretty disciplined in defense, allowing 18.9 points per contest. Kyle Dugger has been the leading tackler with 56, while Matt Judon has logged five sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Brandon Bolden, Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, Hunter Henry, Jakob Johnson, Isaiah Wynn, Ted Karras, David Andrews, Shaq Mason, Mike Onwenu
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Deatrich Wise Jr., Lawrence Guy, Davon Godchaux, Ronnie Perkins, Matt Judon, Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy, J.C. Jackson, Kyle Dugger, Devin McCourty, Jalen Mills
Quarter Back: Mac Jones
Kicker: Nick Folk
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Cleveland Browns – Can they put another excellent road performance?
The Browns keep their hopes for the playoffs spot alive after celebrating twice in the last three matches. Despite being in the basement of the AFC North, they are only two victories away from the top spot. Cleveland heads to this match after being very confident in a 41-16 win over the Bengals on the road. Baker Mayfield led their way to the triumph throwing for 218 yards and a pair of scores, while Nick Chubb rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
Cleveland’s quarterback Baker Mayfield has gone 1,917 yards through the air with eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Nick Chubb leads the ground game with 721 yards and six TDs, while Kareem Hunt rushed for 361 yards and five scores. Donovan Peoples-Jones and David Njoku combined for 655 receiving yards and five TDs, while Odell Beckham Jr. has 232 yards. On the other hand, the Browns have conceded 21.8 points per contest, with Anthony Walker being the leading tackler with 57. John Johnson III has a pair of interceptions, while Myles Garrett logged a team-high 12 sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Nick Chubb, Jarvis Landry, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Anthony Schwartz, Austin Hooper, Andy Janovich, Jedrick Wills Jr., Joel Bitonio, JC Tretter, Wyatt Teller, Blake Hance
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Myles Garrett, Malik Jackson, Malik McDowell, Jadeveon Clowney, Mack Wilson, Anthony Walker, Sione Takitaki, Denzel Ward, Ronnie Harrison Jr., John Johnson III, Greg Newsome II
Quarter Back: Baker Mayfield
Kicker: Chase McLaughlin
Expert Pick #1 – Cleveland Browns +1.5 @-110
Although New England is on a victorious streak, they will hugely miss Damien Harris in the ground game on Sunday afternoon. The Browns might take advantage of that and enjoy another excellent display on the road. Therefore, I’m going with Cleveland ATS as my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 45 @-110
Both teams have been very productive in the offense so far, and we might see an efficient clash despite Harris’s absence. I don’t think the Pats defense could resist Cleveland’s prolific offense, and the game should go over a 45 margin. Therefore, it’s going to be my second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Browns & Over 39.5 @+200
The combination of the moneyline and totals markets can generate pretty lucrative odds. I’ll go with the Browns to win in a match with at least 40 points, and it could double our stake in terms of profits. I see the value in this pick, and I’m going to back it.